Medal of Honor Recipient Private Adam Paine
The Adam Paine Academy
Medal of Honor
during the Indian
Wars. You may use this image courtesy "homeofheros.com"
The first of the Seminole-Negro Indian Scouts to receive the Medal of Honor for conspicuous bravery in the face of enemy fire was Private Adam Paine. Private Adam Paine served two enlistments in the scouts. He was discharged February 19,1875.
Action: September 20, 1874. The Staked Plains, Texas. Sept. 26-27, 1874.
Inducted: Fort Duncan, Texas.
Issued: Oct 13, 1875.
Citation: Rendered invaluable service to Col. R. S. Mackenzie, 4th U.S. Cavalry, during this engagement.
GOVERNOR BUSH ANNOUNCES THE SELECTION OF HILLSBOROUGH
TALLAHASSEE - -Governor Jeb Bush joined Sen. Tom Lee, of Tampa, in announcing today the selection of Hillsborough County Public Schools to complete development of the state-owned Adam Paine Academy property in Sun City. The School district will locate a vocational training school on the site and share use of the property with the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center which will operate Migrant Worker Screening and Senior Adult onconlogy programs.
"Quote from Governor"
"Under the agreement with the state, Hillsborough County will take over approximately half
of the 359 acre site. The state will retain the remaining portion on the far east and west sides of the property
for future development.
DMS distributed a request for proposal in April 1999 inviting public and private entities to acquire all or a portion of the site. The five responses received by the June 1 deadline were evaluated by an eight member review team comprised of representatives from the DMS and the Executive Office of the Governor. Proposals were evaluated on criteria including the amount of the site required, proposed use of the property (public or private), nature of the client, and experience, capability and financial responsibility.
The Hillsborough County Public Schools proposal was recommended by the review team because
of its focus on education and commitment to serve the needs of the local community. Sen. Lee, who represents Hillsborough
County, worked closely with DMS and the Governorís office to come up with a suitable tenant for the property."